Discussion in 'polls' started by encus, Oct 5, 2012.
I know it's old
Yep, SP3 on 3 computers.
Of course I do
Though you didn't include a poll with YES/NO ?
Where's the poll?!
My sig says it all.
Not at all.
Loved it!!! Installed Win7. Loved that more, sorry.
(Win7 would be perfect if someone finally knew a persistent (!) solution to the nerve-wracking "quick-launch is sometimes going AWOL"-problem. )
But I loved XP SP3 (which was much faster on my system than SP2)
Yes, XP Home SP3.
XP, SP3 on one box and W7 on the other two.
Each OS has its distinct advantages and disadvantages.
Imo, search in XP is better than in W7.
I like the Explorer directory better in XP than in W7.
Control Panel in W7 is better than in XP.
And on and on.
I've never replaced the OS on any computer I've ever owned -- oops, go far enough back and I did regularly upgrade DOS as new versions became available (up to and including 6.20). Even when I added Windows, because it was necessary for some apps I was used to at work and also it was the only convenient way to get internet access, 3.1 was essentially an app running under DOS and not an OS in itself.
So for the last quarter-century, I've hung onto my computers and their original OS until they were no longer functional, then got a new system with whatever OS was currently standard -- typically on an 8 to 10 year cycle. I imagine, given that this one's still running fine, the timing should work out nicely with the end of support for XP in another couple of years and I'll probably be looking at Win 8 (hopefully with a "downgrade" to 7 available). Or there's a strong possibility that MS will face a repeat of the Vista mess and be pressured into a prompt release of a properly-designed Win 9.
XP Pro SP3... till EOL do us part, and perhaps beyond.
XP pro sp3 on a VMware
Not since Windows 7 came out.
Yes, 2 computers running Win. XP.
1 computer running Win. 7
Same here but my main 2 systems Win 7 x64!
XP on 3 machines and Vista on my favourite one.
When do they stop support on XP? I heard it was 2013.
How did you win7 lads get around those 'landscape' screen resolutions?
There's no Quick Launch on win7?
I believe it's April 2014, but I could be wrong.
Yes, XP Home Home Edition, with SP3 and will continue to use it until it quits working.
copied from link above:
End of extended support
Windows XP April 8, 2014
Windows Vista April 11, 2017
Windows 7 January 14, 2020
Ah nostalgia. I remember walking into the corner PC repair shop & seeing that 'green hill' for the first time.
XP's finishing. I'm starting to feel a tad melancholy.
Well what are you gonna do when support ends for xp? Move to linux or upgrade to win7? Will a machine handling xp be able to get win 7 on its shoulders?
Linux is for people who comprehend things computer. I'm still nervous in front of an MS-DoS screen.
yes in my old pc and laptop
So you're gonna upgrade to win7?
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